Michael Olszewski “Mike O” president of Alignment Supplies Inc. is a leading authority and top resource in Machinery Shaft Alignment, Vibration Analysis, CBM and all of the Industrial Reliability technologies. In addition to Alignment Supplies our affialiate companies include Reliability Concepts llc, the B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool™ and Machinery Guard™ providing expert solutions and a vast knowledge, experience base spanning over 30 years. ASI is committed to offer the most accurate affordable reliability solutions and to being the industry’s most comprehensive alignment and measurement resource. Read more
During my many years as a vibration analyst and reliability expert & have witnessed belt driven machines that are“Bad Actors” which are unreliable and have cronic failures. This particular fan is exactly why I decided to develop the B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool®.
The fan has a base mounted motor on the fan pedestal and for the client it was a long term “Bad Actor” which tore up belts frequently & always showed high vibration readings which indicated belt problems. When the alignment was checked with their typical belt laser alignment tool it never showed misalignment. However, the blower still destroyed belts & other system components. Over 8 years it destroyed 28 sets of Belts (84 Belts), 3 Sets of Bearings & 2 Drive Shafts. Finally the client got a BAT and when the alignment was checked with the B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool® is showed extreme misalignment and that it needed .200” shimming on the outboard motor feet. After shims were installed, Vibration was reduced to acceptable levels, as well as the efficiency and reliability were restored. The B.A.T. Belt Alignment Tool® showed the true misalignment and made the correction solution obvious and very easy.